'Children of Men', 'Babel', 'Pan's Labyrinth', and the Mapping of the (Post)modern Global World | 1 Jun 2015 // 9:05 PM
Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón -- the "Three Amigos" of Mexican cinema -- use their 2006 masterpieces to examine the global through the lens of the local.
The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 | 10 Jan 2007 // 2:00 PM
For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.
Babel: Borders Within | 30 Sep 2007 // 5:00 PM
As a director, Inarritu is kinetic, adventurous and deeply motivated by spontaneity of feeling. The new edition of Babel is worth getting ahold of for the extra feature documentary alone.
Babel: Lest We Be United | 30 Sep 2007 // 4:59 PM
The great, overarching question one asks during a film such as this is: where is the light? At 143 minutes, this much sadness and tragedy becomes somewhat numbing.